11 days in Michigan Itinerary

11 days in Michigan Itinerary

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11 days in Michigan Itinerary

Start: Battle Creek
Drive:  1​h 30​min
1
Grand Rapids
— 1 night
+3
Fly + taxi + bus + ferry:  7​h 30​min
2
Mackinac Island
— 1 day
+2
ferry + bus + Drive:  6​h 30​min
3
Munising
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Dearborn
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Saint Joseph
— 2 nights
+3
train + foot + subway + Fly:  6​h
6
Marquette
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h
End: Battle Creek

1
night
Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids ©
The second largest city in Michigan and a hub of furniture manufacturing, Grand Rapids bears the nickname "Furniture City." However, the destination's original name came from the rapids of the Grand River that once ran through the downtown area.
On the 22nd (Mon), see the interesting displays at Gerald R. Ford Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, and then stroll through Oval Beach. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at Nelis' Dutch Village.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Grand Rapids trip planner .

Battle Creek to Grand Rapids is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. July in Grand Rapids sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

Theme Parks Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Nelis' Dutch Village, Oval Beach
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Oval Beach ©
Oval Beach
Nelis' Dutch Village ©
Nelis' Dutch Village

1
day
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park, then explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, then brush up on your military savvy at Fort Mackinac, and finally contemplate the long history of Biddle House.

Find out how to plan Mackinac Island trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Getting from Grand Rapids to Mackinac Island by combination of flight, bus, and ferry takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry. When traveling from Grand Rapids in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Mackinac Island: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Munising.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock
Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park
Fort Mackinac ©
Fort Mackinac

1
night
Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. On the 25th (Thu), walk around Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Munising Falls, then take in the dramatic natural features at Miners Castle Rock, then take in the dramatic scenery at Miners Falls, and finally try for a hole-in-one at Miners Falls Mini Golf.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Munising trip builder site .

Do a combination of ferry, bus, and car from Mackinac Island to Munising in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. In July in Munising, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 56°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Dearborn.

Things to do in Munising

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Munising Falls ©
Munising Falls
Miners Falls ©
Miners Falls

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night
Dearborn

Dearborn ©
Dearborn sits as part of the Detroit metropolitan area and was the home of Henry Ford.
On the 27th (Sat), explore and take pictures at Comerica Park, admire the masterpieces at Detroit Institute of Arts, then see the interesting displays at The Henry Ford, and finally examine the collection at Greenfield Village.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Dearborn travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Munising to Dearborn takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Munising in July; daily highs in Dearborn reach 82°F and lows reach 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can go by car to Saint Joseph.

Things to do in Dearborn

Museums

Side Trip

Detroit
Highlights from your plan
The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
Greenfield Village ©
Greenfield Village
Detroit Institute of Arts ©
Detroit Institute of Arts

2
nights
Saint Joseph

Saint Joseph ©
St. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): explore the engaging exhibits at Curious Kids' Museum, get in on the family fun at Silver Beach Carousel, then explore and take pictures at Whirlpool Compass Fountain, and finally kick back and relax at Silver Beach County Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Mon): admire the majestic nature at Warren Dunes State Park, then kick back and relax at New Buffalo Public Beach, and then visit a coastal fixture at St. Joseph Lighthouses.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Saint Joseph trip planner.

Getting from Dearborn to Saint Joseph by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Dearborn in July, expect little chillier with lows of 60°F in Saint Joseph. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Saint Joseph

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Warren Dunes State Park, New Buffalo Public Beach
Highlights from your plan
Silver Beach County Park ©
Silver Beach County Park
Silver Beach Carousel ©
Silver Beach Carousel
Whirlpool Compass Fountain ©
Whirlpool Compass Fountain

2
nights
Marquette

Marquette ©
Marquette is a city in the U.S. On the 30th (Tue), take in the awesome beauty at Sugarloaf Mountain, identify plant and animal life at Presque Isle Park, and then shop like a local with Lakenenland Sculpture Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Dead River Falls, admire all the interesting features of Jilbert Dairy, then wander the streets of Downtown Marquette, and finally explore the engaging exhibits at Upper Peninsula Children's Museum.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Marquette trip itinerary website .

Do a combination of train and flight from Saint Joseph to Marquette in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Saint Joseph in July since evenings lows in Marquette dip to 53°F. On the 1st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Presque Isle Park ©
Presque Isle Park
Upper Peninsula Children's Museum ©
Upper Peninsula Children's Museum
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain

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